If you are visiting North Carolina, Asheville is an absolute must! There is so much packed into this city from lively night scenes to rich art culture to beautiful mountains. It is also very versatile when it comes to the type of trip you’re wanting to take. In Asheville, you can plan a perfect itinerary for a couples getaway or even a family vacation. To visit this breathtaking city, you will need a place to stay that is just as beautiful. Check out this list of the top 10 Airbnbs in Asheville, North Carolina.
How to Get to Asheville
Asheville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains found in the western side of the state. If you are flying, the closest airport is Asheville Regional Airport (airport code: AVL). This airport is only a 20-30 minute drive via I-26 and I-240 to get to downtown.
The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (airport code: GSP) isn’t quite as close, but it is a bigger airport. Depending on where you are traveling from, this option might give you more flight options and flexibility. The drive from GSP to downtown Asheville is about an hour and 20 minutes.
How to Get Around Asheville
Asheville is pretty easy to navigate and you have a few options when it comes to your mode of transportation. Everything in the downtown area of Asheville is in close proximity and walkable. You can easily spend a night on the town hopping around to different restaurants and bars on foot. However, for day-to-day activities, it is probably best to rent a car or use a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft.
The Best Airbnbs in Asheville
When deciding where you want to stay on your trip to Asheville, considering Airbnbs is a wonderful choice because it gives you the option to pick a place that is more tailored to your needs. For example, if you’re staying for a while you can select a property that has a washer/dryer to get your laundry done. If you’re coming to town with a big group, you can make sure everyone gets a bed without having to buy multiple different hotel rooms.
Whatever your circumstance may be, there is guaranteed to be an Airbnb for you. So now that we’ve got the basics covered, here is the list of the best Airbnbs in Asheville, North Carolina.
New Luxury Glamping Dome – “The Overlook”
Starting off strong, we have this beautiful glamping dome that puts you in the middle of Asheville’s natural beauty. This is a perfect option for a couple looking to have a romantic getaway and relax in the peace and quiet. Not only is this Airbnb super unique, but it is also newly built so it has a modernized flare.
This property has one bedroom with a king bed that faces a completely open side of the dome. Waking up and marveling at the beautiful surroundings is an absolute dream! The Airbnb also has heating/AC to keep you comfortable, a kitchenette, and free parking. In the back, there is also a hot tub and a fire pit to relax after a long day and maybe even enjoy some s’mores.
The dome is located down a private drive just outside of Chimney Rock State Park. There is so much to explore around the area including the state park itself and Lake Lure. When you’re waiting to venture into more of the city, restaurants, and shops are only about a 20-minute drive away. You can really have the best of both worlds, so it is no surprise this property is one of the best Airbnbs in Asheville.
Arrowhead Cabin near Asheville
For another nature-focused Airbnb, check out this little cabin located just 15 minutes away from downtown Asheville. This cabin is on the smaller side but has everything you need to keep you comfortable. The open floor plan and large windows open up space and give you a beautiful look at the surrounding trees.
This property has one bed, so it is another good option for a couple. There is also a kitchenette equipped with the necessary utensils, heating/AC, free parking, and a TV. The covered porch also gives you a nice place to relax and admire the surroundings.
The host of this Airbnb has provided multiple resources to help you get the most out of the area. There are guides to different trails and links to some of the best activities in the surrounding cities. This cabin makes for the perfect peaceful retreat, but the lively downtown areas are so close by!
Gashes Fluss Haus
Another great option is this cozy cottage full of character! It has a rustic feel and is decorated to make you feel right at home. It is welcoming and quaint making it perfect for your Asheville getaway.
This Airbnb has one bedroom with a queen bed, full bathroom, kitchen, and living room. Make use of the cute kitchen by shopping at a local market nearby and making a dinner for two to enjoy by the fireplace. The cottage vibes in this Airbnb make it absolutely dreamy.
Although surrounded by nature, this house is also only a short drive into the city. Here you can check out some of Asheville’s most well-known attractions such as the Biltmore, Saint Lawrence Basilica, art centers, and more!
Cottage Under the Blue Ridge
If you like the previous Airbnbs but need a little more space, this cute cottage is perfect for you! It has a slight country farm feel making it super warm and welcoming. It is also very spacious, so you’ll have plenty of room if you’re traveling with others.
There are two bedrooms in this Airbnb, a full kitchen, and a living area. Also included are the beautiful indoor fireplace and porch hammock; both great places to unwind after a long day of hiking!
If you take a short walk through the backyard, you will find a hike called the “Mountain to Sea Trail.” This will take you on a scenic hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Mountains are also very close by and are another wonderful scenic adventure. Just like the previous Airbnbs, you will also be only a car ride away from the city!
Mountain View Charming Space
Asheville is known for its art scene, and this Airbnb brought a little of that inspiration into this studio. This space is full of art and different unique finds. Every corner is carefully thought out and boasts eclectic antique furniture, pops of color, and charming finds. It is also an Airbnb Plus property which is an added bonus!
This Airbnb has a queen bed, kitchenette, washer/dryer, TV, and more! There is everything you’ll need wrapped up in this studio. Not to mention, it’s super cute too!
Located on a mountainside, this Airbnbs has great scenic views and access to many different hikes. When you’re done hiking, you can take a short drive downtown to explore different breweries and cafes, or even go explore the Biltmore Mansion and gardens. This space has so much to offer, so it is definitely one of the best Airbnbs in Asheville.
The Rad Pad
Next up on the list is an artsy loft located in West Asheville. The decor is vibrant and the atmosphere is light and airy; perfect to get your creativity flowing. This space is tastefully decorated while still having a wild side to it with pops of bright color in every area.
The Rad Pad has one bedroom with a queen bed, TV, and air conditioning. There is also a kitchenette, room darkening shades, free parking, and self-check-in. Guests rave about this place being one of a kind and very comfortable!
This Airbnb is located in a middle-class neighborhood full of artists and creatives. West Asheville is pretty walkable, so you can get some fresh air as you stroll around the town. It is also home to some fine restaurants. A one-of-a-kind loft in a one-of-a-kind part of town makes for the perfect combo!
Romantic Getaway with High Style and Rustic Charm
Another Airbnb perfect for a romantic getaway, this property is a modernized cabin located in between a forest and mountains. Enjoy the crisp air and breathtaking surroundings while cozied up together staring at the stars.
The cabin exterior is beautiful in itself. It is painted black, has many windows, and a large porch. It’s modern with a little edge but also very inviting all at the same time. The interior, on the other hand, is bright and fun with light decor and pops of bright yellow.
The entire property is a great place to roam around and explore, and like the other Airbnbs on this list, you will only be a short drive away from downtown.
Eclectic and Stylish Cottage
The most darling little cottage in Asheville is this next Airbnb. The windows let so much light into this cute studio space. The decor is homey and simple making it a great place for a little escape from busy life.
The cottage itself is on the smaller side, but the bedroom area has a queen bed and there is also a daybed in the living area. There is also a full kitchen and a full bathroom, so you will have space for anything you need. Wifi and free parking are also the cherry on top!
Located in Riceville Valley, this Airbnb is only a 15-minute drive away from downtown Asheville. It is surrounded by nature and offers multiple hiking trails. Guests have also enjoyed keeping an eye out for wildlife and seeing what they can spot.
Romantic and Bohemian Private Studio
This Airbnb is a restored 1920s bungalow! The host has turned it into an eclectic space with turquoise walls and different art pieces. It’s a mix of old and new, and is a great choice if you’re looking for something a little more unique in the area. There is one bedroom, kitchenette, wifi, heating/AC, and just about any other basic amenities you could need.
Another great thing about this Airbnb is its location! It is only a short walk away from downtown, so it is a lot more centralized than others on this list. There are popular grocery stores nearby if you want to do some of your own cooking, but there is also a great variety of restaurants and cafes as well! You could easily spend your day strolling around the neighborhoods and popping into different shops. Of course, nature is still very close by if you crave a little more adventure.
Treehouse of Serenity
Last on this list, but certainly not least, is this stunning treehouse! If you’re escaping to Asheville to soak up the fresh air and beautiful forests, then you might as well do it in a treehouse.
This property is one of the coolest Airbnbs in Asheville. You’ll be up in the midst of white oak trees for the best views. You can quite literally stargaze from your bed! There is also a kitchen, wifi, and a TV in this Airbnb so it really has it all.
The treehouse is built on an eight-acre piece of land, so you’ll have plenty of privacy to enjoy the peace and quiet. When you decide you want a little more hustle and bustle, hop in the car and you can be in downtown Asheville in just ten minutes!
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Maddie is the traveler behind A One Way Ticket. She has been traveling internationally for over 10 years and has visited 75+ countries on 6 continents. In addition to traveling herself, she’s been helping others plan their own travel for 6+ years. Maddie eats, sleeps, and breathes travel and loves to help others discover that same wanderlust!